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October 01, 2012

WHO WILL WIN THE BEST CONCERT TOUR OF THE YEAR?

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Alicia Graham

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Billboard:

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WHO WILL WIN THE BEST CONCERT TOUR OF THE YEAR? EVENTFUL AND BILLBOARD TEAM UP TO LET FANS DECIDE

Fans can vote for their favorite concert tour of the year through Eventful’s “Demand it!®” platform

San Diego, Calif. and New York, N.Y.,– Oct. 1, 2012 – Eventful, Inc., the largest digital media company connecting people with localized events and entertainment, and Billboard, the world’s most influential music brand, launched the fifth annual Eventful Fans’ Choice Award. Music fans and concert goers across the country can vote for their favorite concert tour of 2012.

Twenty-five artists are nominated:

• Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band • Madonna • Brad Paisley • Miranda Lambert • Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band • Nickelback • Coldplay • One Direction • Dave Matthews Band • Pearl Jam • Drake • Phish • Elton John • Rascal Flatts • Guns ‘N Roses • Red Hot Chili Peppers • Jason Aldean • Rod Stewart • Jay-Z/Kanye West • Roger Waters • Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw • Taylor Swift • Kiss/Motley Crue • Van Halen • Lady Gaga

Fans who visit Eventful’s Billboard Touring Conference & Awards page from now to Oct. 29, 9 a.m. PT can watch clips from this year’s hottest tours and help their favorite artist win when they click “Demand it!” via Eventful’s social media platform. They can also spread the word virally through Facebook and Twitter and invite their friends to Demand their favorite tours as well.

Nominees for the Eventful 2012 Fans’ Choice Award are determined by a combination of Billboard’s Boxscore chart and Eventful’s fan-based Demands. The artist with the most Demands will receive the honor at the ninth annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards taking place at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City on Nov. 7-8. The Eventful 2012 Fans’ Choice award will be presented at the close of the conference, which honors the concert industry’s top artists and professionals.

Sandra Bernhard is hosting this year’s Billboard Touring Awards, which is known for recognizing outstanding achievement in the music industry. Billboard’s Touring Conference invites elite industry players, concert executives, up-and-coming entrepreneurs and influential decision makers to focus on ways to build careers, sell more tickets, create partnerships and how to stay ahead of the curve in the most vital sector of the music business.

“The touring industry has continued its rebound in 2012, and the biggest reason is because hugely popular artists have been on tour,” says Ray Waddell, Executive Director of Content and Programming, Touring and Live Entertainment, for Billboard. “With their strong connection with the concert-going public, Eventful is uniquely qualified to gauge fan demand and determine the winner of the 2012 Fans’ Choice Award.”

“It’s an honor to work with Billboard and recognize leading touring acts for the “Eventful Fans’ Choice Award” for the fifth year in a row,” said Jordan Glazier, CEO of Eventful. “We love helping fans discover, enjoy and influence the world of entertainment and music, and our partnership with Billboard gives fans the venue to share their opinion and decide who will win the best concert tour of 2012.”

About Eventful, Inc.

Eventful, Inc. is the leading digital media company connecting consumers with live entertainment, movies and local events. Over 20 million people use Eventful to find out what’s happening and decide what to do. Eventful partners with leading brands and entertainment properties to reach consumers and drive commerce through a unique and targeted blend of digital, social media and direct marketing. Eventful’s unique social media service “Demand it!®” empowers consumers to influence the content and location of entertainment and live events. Learn more, visit Eventful.

About Billboard

Billboard is the world's most influential music brand reaching key executives and tastemakers in and around the music business through Billboard magazine, Billboard.biz, Billboard conferences, Billboard Bulletin, and other targeted newsletters; and millions of music fans through Billboard.com consumer events and awards shows, the mobile chart app, and social media extensions. The Billboard brand is built on its over 200 exclusive charts - the measure of success of in music - that are constantly updated to reflect the changing music landscape. Billboard charts and content are consumed and referenced by millions of people in more than 100 countries through a content syndication deal with global news network, The Associated Press and strategic relationships with other major companies around the world. In addition to North America, Billboard operates businesses in Brazil, Greece, Japan, Korea and Russia.

Billboard is owned by Prometheus Global Media, a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music (Billboard and its related conferences, events and awards shows such as The Billboard Music Awards on ABC, and The Billboard Latin Music Awards on Telemundo), Entertainment (The Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, ShowEast, Cineasia, and CineEurope); and Advertising & Marketing (Adweek, Adweek Conferences and The CLIO Awards).

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